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  • Tennessee Commission Creates a CWD Deer Hunting Unit May 26, 2019
    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has made changes to deer hunting regulations in continued response to chronic wasting disease (CWD) which was found in three southwestern Tennessee counties last winter. The commission approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s recommendation to establish a new CWD deer hunting unit for the counties in which […]
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  • South Dakota Deer License Applications Now Being Taken May 24, 2019
    We are currently taking applications for the Black Hills, West River, East River, Muzzleloader, Custer State Park and National Refuge deer hunting seasons. The deadline for the first drawing for those seasons is a postmark of June 14 for paper applications and 8 a.m. CDT, June 19 for on-line applications. Applications can be made at […]
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  • Mississippi Proposed Rules for 2019-2020 Deer Season May 19, 2019
    Public and Private Land Increase antlerless bag limit to five (5), except remain two (2) in the Southeast Zone. Bonus tag for hunters that submit a CWD-positive deer during hunting season and choose to relinquish the meat. Private Land Only Allow one of three-buck bag limit to be any antlered deer. WMAs and Open Public […]
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  • North Carolina Deer Harvest for 2018-19 Season Down 9 Percent May 12, 2019
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Results from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s annual deer harvest summary indicate hunters across the state reported harvesting 143,529 deer during the 2018-19 hunting season — a 9 percent decrease compared to the average harvest the last three seasons. Deer harvests changed little in the Central and Northwestern zones (-1.2 percent and […]
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  • Sneak peek of Kentucky elk hunt winners set for May 18 May 10, 2019
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg will host its second annual reveal event to announce winners of the Kentucky elk hunt drawing beginning at noon (Eastern time) Saturday, May 18. For those unable to attend, the Mountain Arts Center will carry the event live on its Facebook page. The Kentucky Department of […]
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  • CDFW Accepting Applications for Deer Hunt at the Knoxville Wildlife Area May 9, 2019
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited, lottery draw deer hunt for the opening week of the A Zone general deer season on the Knoxville Wildlife Area in Napa County. The 21,000-acre Knoxville Wildlife Area is located approximately 1.5 miles north of Lake Berryessa. This special lottery […]
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  • Commission Hears Update on CWD Status in Oklahoma May 8, 2019
    The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission on Monday authorized the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to take reasonable steps to respond to future developments related to chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Oklahoma. The authorization by a vote of 5-1 also instructed Director J.D. Strong to bring any such actions to the attention of […]
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  • Iowa nonresident deer hunting applications now available May 4, 2019
    Today marks the first day to apply for Iowa nonresident deer hunting tags and licenses. Applications close June 2 at midnight, so get a head start and apply today! Preference point purchases and applications are no longer available by phone this season and will only be accessible online. Please follow the instructions below to apply. […]
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  • Delaware Deer Harvest Ranks Second In State’s History May 4, 2019
    DOVER – Hunters in Delaware harvested 14,883 deer during the 2018/19 hunting season, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today – the sixth year in a row that the state’s white-tailed deer harvest has exceeded 14,000 deer. This season’s harvest ranked as the second highest in Delaware’s history, exceeded only by last year’s (2017/18) […]
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  • North Dakota Deer Season Set May 3, 2019
    North Dakota’s 2019 deer season is set, with 65,500 licenses available to hunters this fall, 10,350 more than last year. In total, antlered mule deer licenses increased by 450 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 700, antlered whitetail by 700, antlerless whitetail by 1,250, “any antlered” by 3,150 and “any antlerless” by 4,100. In […]
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  • Arkansas public land elk hunting permit applications available online May 1, 2019
    LITTLE ROCK – If you want an opportunity to harvest Arkansas’s largest big game animal, now is the time to put your name in the hat. The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Twenty-nine permits will be drawn to hunt […]
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  • Public comment opportunities available on DNR recommended deer regulation changes April 30, 2019
    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has recommended a series of deer regulation changes for the upcoming fall hunting seasons, which the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will be discussing over the next three months. Several opportunities for public comment will be available before the commission makes decisions expected in July. There are changes proposed statewide […]
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  • Michigan DNR Meetings Include Proposed Deer Baiting Regulations April 27, 2019
    The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan citizens the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of the public bodies that advise the DNR and, in some cases, also […]
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  • Time running out to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt April 26, 2019
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Time is running out to apply for the most coveted elk hunt in the eastern United States. Hunters have until midnight (Eastern time) on Tuesday, April 30, to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunt. Applications are available online at fw.ky.gov. Hunts are open to Kentucky residents and non-residents. Adults and youth may […]
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  • MDC finds more deer with CWD April 26, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 41 new positive test results for chronic wasting disease (CWD) have been confirmed following its sampling and testing of more than 32,000 free-ranging Missouri deer during its 2018-2019 disease-surveillance efforts. The 41 new positive test results bring Missouri’s total CWD detections to 116 since […]
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